Valentine’s day is this week. Traditionally, a time to think of a loved one or special friend. Let’s take that up a notch. Take a little time to connect with the people in your circle who are closest to you. Send them a little love, well wishes, funny memory, or small gift or card. Consider new traditions – ones that focus on letting some of the most important people in your life know just how much they mean to you. Dinner with friends? A lunch date to catch up with someone you haven’t seen in a while? A few phone calls just to let people know you’re thinking of them? This month doesn’t have to reserved just for a significant other or spouse. It takes a village these days to live as happy and whole people. Tell your tribe they mean the world to you in as many ways as you can this month. You might surprise yourself with how uplifted you feel in the process. Enjoy!
Something to Think About
Life is all about the people we share it with. It’s a good week to step back for a few moments and pay attention to the folks that matter most. It’s easy in the hustle of our everyday lives to leave connections unattended for long stretches. Reach out.
Don’t keep all the love just for family and friends! We all have a few clients and customers who have gone the extra mile, sent the extra referrals, or were just memorable and fun and who you thoroughly enjoyed working with. Connect with them this week with a phone call, personal note, card, or even a lunch invite! You’ll be glad you did.
Words of Wisdom
We’re all a little weird, and life’s a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love. – Dr. Seuss
The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever. – Nicholas Sparks
A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words. – C.S. Lewis
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. – Oprah Winfrey
The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise, we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them. – Thomas Merton